RIKUGUN BYOINSEN/YUSOSEN

Harbin Maru-Class Auxiliary Hospital Ship/Transport

(HARBIN MARU, prewar)

2014 Bob Hackett


HARBIN MARU was completed in 1915 as a passenger cargo ship for the Osaka Shosen K. K. (OSK) Line, Osaka. In '37, she was chartered by the IJA as a hospital ship. In Jan '42, HARBIN MARU was sunk by an American submarine.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Kawasaki Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
1915
Gross tonnage: 5,120-tons.
Dimensions: 396.2 x 49.5 x 29.7
Propulsion: Coupled triple reciprocating steam engine, 5,120 IHP , 1 shaft
Speed: cruising 12.5 knots, max 16.7 knots
Armament: Unknown .